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2014-09-11 04:20:54

Case Funding Firm says firestorm has hit the most profitable sports league this week, while they still deal with lawsuits involving NFL Concussion and Painkiller cases. DALLAS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that the NFL is under fire for various cases in the media. According to CNN, on Monday, Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice was released from the team and indefinitely suspended by the NFL after a video...

STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

2014-08-08 11:13:41

Springer Psychologists should help clients to better handle sexually oppressive experiences Some young women simply have more resilience and better coping skills and can shrug off the effect of unwanted cat calls, demeaning looks and sexual advances. Women with low resilience struggle and could develop psychological problems when they internalize such behavior, because they think they are to blame. So say Dawn Szymanski and Chandra Feltman of the University of Tennessee in the US, in...

2014-08-06 04:22:04

Case Funding Firm says Penn State case has shown a variety of work related lawsuit claims that company typically funds. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today the filing of a $1MM wrongful termination, work related firing lawsuit after the University unfairly blamed former Penn State coaches Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney for actions related to the Jerry Sandusky matter. The former coaches' suit alleges Penn...

Kathryn "Kate" Clancy - professor of anthropology
2014-07-18 03:00:37

University of Illinois A survey of 142 men and 516 women with experience in field studies in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines reveals that many of them – particularly the younger ones – suffered or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual assault while at work in the field. A majority of the survey respondents (64 percent) said they had experienced sexual harassment (inappropriate sexual remarks, comments about physical beauty or jokes about cognitive...

What Does Finding Out The Sex Of A Child Before Birth Say About The Mother?
2014-06-03 03:12:52

By Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University Women who choose not to find out are more egalitarian, conscientious An expectant mother who chooses to find out her child’s sex before birth may be giving subtle clues about her views on proper gender roles, new research suggests. The study found that women who choose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences, and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with conscientiousness....

2013-08-13 10:48:40

Chapman University’s David Frederick will present new research at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association that examines men’s and women’s beliefs about who should pay for dates during courtship, and how couples actually go about splitting expenses. The paper, Who Pays for Dates? Following versus Challenging Conventional Gender Norms, contains survey data from more than 17,000 participants; a quarter of whom also provided written commentaries to explain their...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'